Total 2 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes chilling time and resting times)
Active 30 mins
Makes 4 servings
In my book, whole-roasted chicken is an essential recipe for any kitchen. There’s something comforting about the smell enveloping you as it roasts. I always add vegetables to cook alongside the chicken to make dinner a little easier – all in one pan, delicious, and hearty. While there’s wide versatility in the veggie selection, parsnips are a good choice because they caramelize to candy-like sweetness when they cook. Rosemary adds an irresistible piney flavor. But the crispy chicken skin is the star. For the best results, it is imperative to season the chicken with salt ahead of time. After buying the chicken, go ahead and prepare it for cooking by salting it. Seasoning ahead of time will allow the salt to penetrate into the chicken, making it more delicious and help retain moisture when roasting.